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(Click here for a related resource page.) Washington, D.C. – Despite public controversy as states debate mandatory labeling of foods produced through biotechnology, a significant majority of consumers support the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) current labeling policy for foods produced...
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The 2014 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health, commissioned by the International Food Information Council Foundation, is the ninth annual national quantitative study designed to gain insights from Americans on important food safety, nutrition and...
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Today a study was published by researchers at Temple University and University of Colorado, Denver on low-calorie sweeteners and weight, which found that, compared with those who drank water, people who drank beverages sweetened with low-calorie sweeteners lost more weight, felt less hungry, and...
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Note: This blog post is being co-published on the Global Health Council and International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation websites. This week, I am participating in the 67th World Health Assembly (WHA) as a civil society delegate. WHA takes place annually in Geneva, Switzerland, and is...
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This commentary is co-authored by Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA, senior vice president for nutrition and food safety at the International Food Information Council and IFIC Foundation, and Matt Raymond, senior director of communications at IFIC and the IFIC Foundation. Independent...
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Today is the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act.  You might wonder what this is and why it’s relevant to those who focus on food safety, nutrition, and health.  I certainly did not know much about this law until a few days ago.  But, I can now tell you that I, and millions of others, have...
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(Washington, D.C., April 16, 2014) –A Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics article co-authored by Marianne Smith Edge, senior vice president for nutrition and food safety communications at the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, finds that robust front-of-package...
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By: Catherine Gensler, Food Science Undergraduate Student at University of Massachusetts, Amherst Date: 4/15/14 The following blog post was originally posted on April 1, 2014 on the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Food Science Club blog, Brain Food. Chemical: a compound or substance that has...
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The United States provides one of the safest food supplies in the world. With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the food, beverage and...
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Here in the U.S., we enjoy one of the safest, most abundant and affordable food supplies in the world.  Our food safety system is designed to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone.  However, we do experience unfortunate incidences where food enters our food supply that is somehow...
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By: Stephanie Masiello, Cornell University PhD & Sarah Romotsky, RD Date: 4/3/14

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